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is well known to Bay Area audiences as a performer on the
baroque flute and the recorder. She is a member of the
baroque ensemble Music's Re-creation, the Farallon Recorder
Quartet, and Magnificat and has performed widely in her
native Britain, as well as in New Zealand, Poland,
Ireland, and the Netherlands. She has made over
ten CD recordings.
is active as a soloist and ensemble specialist. She is a
member of Camerata Trajectina, Ensemble Senario, La Fontegara,
and Brisk and has appeared with ensembles such as the Freiburger
Barockorchester, the Gabrieli Consort, Taverner Players,
The Nederlandse Bachvereniging, The King's Consort, and
Tragicomedia. She has taught for many years at the Hilversum and
Amsterdam Conservatories, and she has given courses and
master classes throughout Europe and America.
Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel
and a founding member of Ciaramella, an ensemble that has
recently made its second recording of Burgundian 15th century
music to be released in 2009. Ciaramella has performed in
early music festivals and concert series in the United States,
Canada and Europe. As a member of Piffaro (1996-2007), she
toured the United States, Europe and South America.
Rotem has appeared with many American and European
early music ensembles (Chatham Baroque, King's Noyse,
Newberry Consort, Capilla Flamenca) and has been
featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera
(Corronatione di Poppea), the LA Opera
(Britten's Noye's Fludde), and Musica Angelica
(Brandenburg #4). She recently made her debut at
Disney Hall with the LA Phil
(Living Toys by Thomas Adès).
Eileen Hadidian is a professional recorder and baroque flute player. She received her B.A. in Music from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), and her M.A. and D.M.A. in Early Music from Stanford University.
Eileen is founder and artistic director of Healing Muses, a non profit organization that brings soothing music to Bay Area medical centers. She has recorded five CDs on the Healing Muses label, and her work with healing music has been featured in The American Recorder, Early Music America, ARTAFacts (American Recorder Teachers' Association), Yoga Journal, The Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, and the March 2008 issue of the San Francisco Medical Society Journal. Eileen was named Albany Woman of the Year for 2010 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner. She and 13 other women, each representing one city in Skinner's district, were chosen because they had gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant difference in their communities. Eileen has served on the music faculty at Mills College, has appeared in concert and taught workshops throughout the Western United States. Her scholarly work and editions of music have been published by C.F. Peters, Indiana University Press, Cambridge University Press, Dovehouse and Tree Editions.
Having grown up in the multi-cultural milieu of Lebanon, special interests in early music involve studying what was being composed and performed outside the mainstream of Western Europe, and she has developed numerous workshop topics and concert programs exploring music in Spanish America, French Canada, Ireland and Scotland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries, as well as music by women.
Eileen's hobbies include immersing herself in novels set in different
cultures, learning languages, yoga, gentle hikes, gardening,
international fairs, foreign movies, and trying out new ethnic
In sixth grade sackbut and recorder player Greg Ingles
decided he wanted to play a
brass instrument in band. Since his older sister already
played the French horn, he decided to take up the trombone.
Greg attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy and
went on to the Oberlin Conservatory.
Two days after graduation Greg won the position of Solo Trombone
in the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany. He returned to the
United States and completed both a Master's and Doctorate
degree in trombone performance at SUNY Stony Brook. It was
during his graduate work that Greg became acquainted with
the sackbut and historical performance. Soon after
beginning his early music studies Greg became a member of
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. He has since played with
such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque,
Chiaroscuro, Concerto Palatino, the Toronto Consort and Tafelmusik.
Greg is also a member of Ciaramella and has just completed a
recording with this group on the Yarlung Records label.
Mr. Ingles has also recorded with Anakekta, Centaur, Dorian,
Kleos, and reZound. Greg teaches sackbut at the Madison
Early Music Festival each summer.
A native of San Francisco, Peter Maund
studied percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music and ethnomusicology at the University of California,
Berkeley. He has performed with numerous early and contemporary
music ensembles throughout North America, the United Kingdom,
Europe and Israel. He was a founding member of Ensemble Alcatraz
and Alasdair Fraser's Skyedance and has performed and recorded
with Chanticleer, Davka, The Harp Consort, Hesperion XX, Kitka,
Musica Pacifica and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, among others.
Described by The Glasgow Herald as "...the most considerate and
imaginative of percussionists," he appears on over fifty CDs. He
has also served on the faculty of the University of California,
Recorder player Daphna Mor performs throughout
Europe and the United States as a soloist and an ensemble player.
Her appearances include solo recitals in Croatia, Germany and
Switzerland; soloist with The New York Collegium, The New York
Early Music Ensemble, and at Carnegie Hall with Little Orchestra
Society; orchestra member with the New York Philharmonic
(Allen Gilbert, conductor), City Opera, Mostly Mozart at
Lincoln Center. Ms. Mor appeared as a guest with
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, and with Repast. Awards include
First Prize in Settimane Musicali di Lugano Solo Competition
and two times winner of The Boston Conservatory Concerto
Competition. Ms. Mor received her Bachelor of Music degree
from The Boston Conservatory with highest honors, as
Valedictorian of the class of 2000. She acts as a Musician
in Residence for The Education Department of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Bnai Jeshurun
Synagogue in New York City. In World Music Ms. Mor has
appeared on such prestigious stages as "Summer Stage,"
Central Park, NY, and in festivals all over the Unites States,
Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Austria,
Greece and Israel. She appears on Sting's new CD "If on a
Winter's Night" on Deutsche Grammophone.
Hanneke van Proosdij received her solo and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she studied recorder, harpsichord and composition. She performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Göttingen, Voices of Music, American Bach Soloists, Concerto Palatino, and Magnificat. She has appeared as a guest artist with Hèsperion XX, Concerto Köln, Orchestre d’Ambronnay, Gewandhaus Orchester and the Arcadian Academy.
Together with David Tayler, Hanneke co-founded and co-directs Voices of Music. Hanneke is a co-founder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and was the co-director of the SFEMS Medieval Renaissance Workshop for seven years. Her article "Freestyle Group Improvisation" was published in The Recorder Education Journal June 2005. She has recorded over thirty discs for Magnatune, BIS, Koch, Musica Omnia, Carus, AVIE, and Delos. Her solo harpsichord recording is available online at www.magnatune.com/artists/proosdij. Hanneke enjoys reading books, downhill skiing and gardening.